UV Curing Enclosure

We prototype using the FormLabs Form 2 SLA 3D printer quite often. Once the parts are finished printing they need to be cured using ultraviolet light. This process fully solidifies the prints so they aren’t sticky from the resin. We had been using a nail salon UV light and a cardboard box with tin foil lining the inside to cure parts as a temporary solution. Between projects I had been designing an enclosure to replace this. With a few parts ordered online and laser cut birch plywood, I was able to produce a more refined solution. Have a look!

Here is what you need to build your own!

  1. 1/2 birch ply
  2. UV Filtering Acrylic sheet and LED lamp
    * (1) 12″ x 24″ fluorescent orange UV resistant acrylic sheet ($14.75 per sheet) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010GQQE8E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s0082
    * (3) 110v 20w 395-405nm UV LED lights ($42.99 per light) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018C71QHI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00185
  3. Mortise-Mount Hinge with Nonstandard Hole Pattern Nonremovable Pin, Square, Zinc-Plated Steel, 1″ x 1/2″ Door Leaf https://www.mcmaster.com/#1598a52/=189k68y

    4. 2 Magnets for the door (2 steel screws with spacers do the trick on the panel side)

    5. 7 Nylon Unthreaded spacers – 1/2in OD 3/8 length https://www.mcmaster.com/#94639a550/=189kbga

    6. 1 1/4 inch Steel flathead wood screws https://www.mcmaster.com/#91550a249/=189kdq8

    Finally some the sweet flat pattern design files:

UV Curing Enclosure SVGs